PART ONE 1971 ~ 1989

(click here for Part Two 1990 ~ 2006)

Welcome to Longhouse's bibliography, covering 42 years (now in 2013) of steady publications. The press was created by Bob Arnold in 1971, the year he was drafted by the Army and stationed with Conscientious Objector status in southern Vermont during the last gruesome stages of the Vietnam War. Bob was heading there anyway ... being employed by a brotherly minister of the local Episcopal church, and therein was found the key to Longhouse's future: the church offices held an AB Dick mimeograph machine, & the rest is history.

Bob Arnold edited & printed each title entry below. Publishing, printing and believing would be greatly enhanced by Susan Arnold from 1974 onwards. All has been published & continued without a cent of financial assistance in the way of grants, fellowships, subscription and especially government or corporate funding. The dear "individuals" infusing the list of guardian angels, supporters and heart-felt benefactors are now legendary in the editor's mind. In the 1980s, a bookshop was established. Being too rural in location for the occasional visitor, Longhouse went online as a bookstore, and to this day the website supplements the necessary income to keep the press afloat. Gracias.

The following anecdotes were taken as self-interviews 'speaking' into the computer screen, a dizzy art-form in itself. Where the reader feels the "I" and "we" of the speaker are confusing (and it may be), just imagine a very old-fashioned cohabitated marriage (Susan & Bob) - where one is often both - and in this regard, as it should be.

The format has been purposely designed to act as a chalk board where the editor is certain folks will come forth with corrections as they read along, and remind the poor editor of his possible shoddy memory. Be inclined. The editor will also practice his own revisions, so these pages will be active with wings. New capsule portraits will begin at the start of 2007 since the Show must go on ~


The Longhouse publications over the decades are used here as decorations. None are located at their designated spot. All is organic and in a flow. If interested, jot down a specific title and check our <click here:>
bookshop website for availability. With patience, each title decoration can be found in the bibliography and its brief history told.


1971. Arnold, Bob, editor. Remember The Time In The Tent?.

An early imprint of Bob Arnold's "One Night Books". Only three copies were issued, all handwritten, hand-typed with carbons, art work by Bob Arnold, handbound between decorative cardboard covers and tied in wire. Contributors include Bob Arnold, Michael Hanish, Evan Thomas, and others that have vanished from sight. 8-1/2 x 11. Probably our scarcest original publication to date.


:I was 19 years old, stuck away in an unaccredited college for a year, and immediately found myself leading a once a week night time class of likewise dreamy readers & young writers. A few of whom I solicited into this handmade anthology. Mark Hopkins College was established by Walter Hendricks - a sometime poet and acquaintance of Robert Frost - who would also start up both Marlboro and Windham Colleges with a bit more success.Hendricks's wife Flora also dealt in poetry & the arts, as did some of their children


Arnold, Bob, editor. Remember The Time In The Tent? volume 2. Only a handful of copies and I own two. A bit more mass produced than the earlier handmade one, being this edition looks mimeographed at the very best. Still pretty much the same characters as the first volume: Mike Hanish, Evan Thomas, Bob Arnold, and Dick Stewart, Rhonda Solomon and Tracey Hagen. The end paper reminds me I dedicated the slight anthology to Charles Olson, Frank O'Hara and Paul Blackburn.

"The legends, deep valley weather, with yokes of rainbuckets and

Daumal    This gratitude of dawn, of dusk, when the mountains

Become butcher aprons"


1971. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Workshop Broadside Series Issues 1 - 20 .

Fugitive copies in extremely scarce numbers, most are typed with carbon or later mimeographed, pirated issues and none copyrighted as an anthology of the editor's working habits at the time. Many of these poets were worked into a night-time collective workshop, the poet/editor was leading at Mark Hopkins College, Brattleboro, Vermont. No permissions were sought and all issues were given away free. So free that we own none today! The first poet in the series, and probably no surprise, was Cid Corman. From "WORKSHOP / Bob Arnold, Ed. / Jack Stage/Green River / Brattleboro, Vt. 05301 / WORKSHOP joins in Green River with its partner POETS WHO SLEEP! in publishing something every month, either: a collection of poets, one-poet-issues or a joy of broadsides, distributed to those who drop a line-- simply. / No subscription rate, so please contribute what you can. Love to hear." / / WORKSHOP 1-20 / / Cid Corman / Sara Teasdale / Philip Levine / Louis Zukofsky / Jonathan Williams / Bill Knott / Aram Saroyan / Barbara Guest / Larry Eigner / William Everson / Paul Goodman / Clifford Burke / Hayden Carruth / George Hitchcock / WS Merwin / Charles Simic / Louise Gluck / Anne Waldman / Gail Dusenbery / Sonia Sanchez / Diane Di Prima / Ronald Johnson / Charles Plymell / Donald Justice / Thomas Lux / Robert Morgan / Wendell Berry / Denise Levertov / Ellen Bass / James Baloian / William Pitt Root / John Wieners / Robert Mezey / Michael Dennis Browne / James Schuyler / Peter Everwine / John Haines / Philip Whalen / Lew Welch / Joy Walsh / Gary Snyder / Bob Kaufman / Philip Dow / Robert Hass / Gene Fowler / Bill Zavatsky / Alan Dugan / Keith Abbott / James Humphrey / Paul Metcalf / John Clellon Holmes / Bob Arnold / G. P. Skratz / Jack Hirschman / Ted Enslin / David Holzapfel / James L. Weil / L. Woiwode / Gerald Hausman / David Giannini / Kenn Kwint / Jory Sherman / Miriam Levine / Arthur Knight / Glee Knight / Carol Berge / Barbara Baracks / Stephen Sandy / Neeli Cherry / Gerard Malanga / John Montgomery.


:again, much of what I was sharing with students during my evening classes. I'd print the poems up anyway I could and hand everything away to the four winds.

1973. Arnold, Bob.

4 x 11 inches. One poem stapled sheet into cover, with art work by the poet.A One-Night publication.

:one night, so called, because I would make the books up during a nighttime spell, usually from one of my poems and everything given away quickly

1973. Arnold, Bob.
Hernandez: Spring 1942.

5 x 7 white card. Individually typed, each postcard. Only a few issued.A One-Night publication.

:a poem in tribute to the fighting poet Miguel Hernandez

1973. Arnold, Bob.
The Grass To Our Waists.

"An edition of 20 copies by Bob Arnold presented to friends and The World Eye Bookshop. Vermont, 1973". A One-Night publication.

:it sounds like a love poem dream of someone long ago and now faraway

1973. Arnold, Bob.
Wild Water.

One poem. Hand drawing cover by the poet. A One-Night publication.

:by now I am building a cabin in the woods right beside such water

1973. Arnold, Bob.
Winter Letter For Ginsberg.

One poem stapled into orange wraps. Signed by the poet. Cover art by the poet. Only a few issued. A One-Night publication.

: all the above are early publications typed in very few copies right off the typewriter and sent to poets I had yet to meet. First you make your home in the woods.I never met Ginsberg; I met Janine Pommy Vega instead.

1973. Berge, Carol.

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.


: Carol Berge paid me a visit for a few days and left me a poem of hers to print.

1973. Blazek, Douglas. "Instructions to the Dead Buddhas".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed..


: Douglas Blazek was a hero to an eager small press publisher. We corresponded awhile, and he sent me poems from time to time from an address on Castro Way.

1973. Brandi, John.

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: John Brandi had great energy and we fixated awhile with one another exchanging all manner of publications. His poems and prose with decorative author illustrations I still hold dear.

1973. Enslin, Theodore.
"Who Do I Hear".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: Ted Enslin and I have been constant correspondants since this date.I was thrilled when he answered my inquiry for poems, and it hasn't stopped. With Cid Corman, Janine Pommy Vega and James Koller, Ted is one of our regular authors.

1973. Onontiyoh [Martin, Steele].
"The Way of the Fathers".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: Steele Martin - Episcopal minister friend - who would go on to hire me as sexton of his church, providing me with a cabin in the woods that I worked the property to pay my keep, a house he would later sell to Susan and me, but first he would marry us.

1973. Sandy, Stephen.
from "Section".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

Stephen was teaching at Bennington College and I often tapped him for poems. We wouldn't meet until almost twenty years later when I read at The Clark Art Museum with Hayden Carruth.Stephen came to me quietly afterwards and said some of my poems reminded him of Wordsworth.I had been taken by his early books like "Roof" and "Stresses for a Peaceable Kingdom".

Poets Who Sleep! Series.

Order: / Irving Stettner / John Brandi / Jack Hirschman / John Montgomery / Hayden Carruth / Janine Pommy Vega / Robert Morgan / Theodore Enslin / David Giannini / David Budbill / Harvey Mudd / Mark Mendel / Stephen Lewandowski / Lee Sharkey / John Levy / Carol Rubenstein / Barbara Moraff / Marguerite Swift / John Perlman (see details per year).

: all above are great hearts that believed and sent poems to a mimeograph junkie — later switching to photocopy — maybe around Harvey Mudd's issue. My title for the series: Poets Who Sleep! amuses me to this day, for no clear reason why!

1974. Arnold, Bob.
A River Talking About Water.

One poem folded into golden wraps, loose. Very few issued.A One-Night publication

: sinking deeper into wood's life and receiving and responding to this small wood's river I bathed in, drew my water from, and visited as a companion each day.

1974. Arnold, Bob.

One poem stapled into orange wraps. Signed by the poet. Cover art by the poet. Few issued.A One-Night publication.

:bucket by the river and no running water in the cabin is an essential tool.

1974. Arnold, Bob.
Faraway, Like The Deer's Eyes.

One poem. Hand drawn cover by the poet.A One-Night publication.


: pretty forgettable publications above except for "Faraway..." which Walter Lowenfels picked up for his Beacon publication "For Neruda, For Chile". Lowenfels was another godsend for the young poet and unheralded.

1974. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Workshop Set 1 / Summer 1974.

130 copies edited and published by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed. Contributors include Keith Abbott, Bob Arnold, Jack Hirschman, John Clellon Holmes, James Humphrey, Paul Metcalf, G. P. Skratz, Bill Zavatsky.


:I wrote them all for poems and they all answered. Beautiful! I later became friends with Holmes and Metcalf, giants in a young poet's eyes. I loved the energy coming from Zavatsky, Abbott and Skratz who all ran small press publications with zest. Hirschman was a legend already and somehow I found his books in small backwater towns. Humphrey sent me his out of the blue quiet self-published booklets. It was a shirt off your back time.

1974. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Workshop Set 2 / Fall 1974.

130 copies edited and published by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed. Begins with a short essay by Bob Arnold entitled, "Meanwhile, I built a woodshed." Contributors include L. Woiwode, Arthur Winfeild Knight, Barbara Baracks, Gerald Hausman, Jory Sherman, Carol Berge, Glee Knight, Kenn Kwint, Joy Walsh, Miriam Levine, David Giannini, Stephen Sandy, James L. Weil, Neeli Cherry and Bob Arnold.


: stretching it out: Larry Woiwode had a famous first novel / no matter, he answered the young editor with a poem.All others have been editors, publishers, or already connected with me. Jim Weil would begin sending my way a treasure trove of his Elizabeth Press publications, David Giannini was working in an Amherst, Ma. bookshop. I hitchhiked down to visit and we would book chat for hours. Joy Walsh was already very serious with her Kerouac scholarship. Gerry Hausman was in my native Berkshire hills and ready to spring back to New Mexico and Indian lore.

1974. Brandi, John. John Brandi.

Poets Who Sleep 2 edited and printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed. Eight unnumbered pages, folded on four sheets published in 100 numbers. Light green sheets folded into both tan and forest green covers.

:John had been publishing his own poems and books as mimeograph hand-colored originals and sending many my way in generous packets. I asked for one of his long travel poems, and here it came.

1974. Hirschman, Jack.

Poets Who Sleep 3 edited and printed by Bob Arnold in 75 numbers. Mimeographed folded into dark blue sheet. Bright yellow sheets of one poem..

:I believe Jack Hirschman and I hooked up when he took some poems of mine for "Beatitude". During our correspondence JH slipped this beauty in.

1974. Kherdian, David.
"While Brubeck Plays Brubeck".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: I always liked Kherdian's slim book on San Francisco poets. We never have met but twenty-five years after publishing this broadside he called and picked my brain for all sorts of poets that should go into an anthology of "unknowns" he was then editing... and so I shed forth a mighty list.I asked him if he might send me a copy of the anthology when it was published....ah well.

1974. Knight, Arthur W..

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: Arthur, with "Kit", and "Glee", that's when I knew him.We always traded back and forth with gusto.The three editors at different times produced dynamic Beat literature from "the unspeakable visions of the individual".

1974. Lawless, Gary. "Birthday...April 30th 1974".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: I believe I did my first poetry reading with Gary Lawless, up at Marlboro College in the middle of a wicked snowstorm. I almost didn't make it. Back then we had a snowplower on the backroads with lousy eyesight and an attitude. He thought nothing at all of running our black VW bug off the road if he had the chance and that night he was gone mad behind his grader. It took a little while digging the car out after being plowed in, while driving. I hand it to Louie, who is now dead. Gary back then was publishing his "salted in the shell" mimeograph magazine and would go on to open a great bookstore in Brunswick, Maine called The Gulf of Maine.

1974. Lewisohn, James. "The Last One".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed..


: Lewisohn was in a Maine prison for murdering his wife, and I wrote him for a poem. He sent a bunch.

1974. Malanga, Gerard.

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed..

: Gerard remains in contact in fugitive spurts. There is something completely original about a life with Warhol, poetry and photography that he has spanned to this day. We met briefly in 1980 during a reading visit to Bennington College by Cid Corman.I remember Gerard cheering Cid on from a balcony location, his legs dangling over the side.Or was that a dream?

1974. Montgomery, John.

Poets Who Sleep 4 edited and printed by Bob Arnold in 75 numbers. The mimeographed printed sheets are yellow 8-1/2 x 11. Printed on one side with the second sheet a long biography of John Montgomery who was born May 2, 1919 in Spokane, Washington. Montgomery states at the end, "I have 4,000 books which help keep me in line as I move every few months." Yellow sheets folded into a green long outside wraps with poet's name stamped plus the address of "Workshop".

: Montgomery is one of the three "Dharma Bums" in Jack Kerouac's book of the same title. Gary Snyder and JK are the other two. Somehow I located his address and wrote him for some work and he complied, along with a very long letter all about himself in that gentlemanly / batty sort of way. A devoted librarian and bookman, now gone.I'm thinking about reprinting this one for old time's sake.

1974. Propper, Dan.
"For Neruda, For Allende, For Chile, For All".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: poor Dan Propper, passed away in the Catskill woods after a life of nonconformity. I still like the Fred McDarrah photograph of Dan on the stair stoop in one of the Beat anthologies. We had a long correspondence once upon a time between some places where he was rooted in California, and Vermont. Manual typewriter typography, big hand signature. He would send me poems and his translations of Pablo Neruda.

1974. Ray, David.
"The Work of Art".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: the ever generous editor of "New Letters". I made the mistake of not taking up the invitation to introduce him before a Vermont town poetry reading....but what did I know? I rarely was attending any readings then.

1974. Reyes, Carlos.
"The Suicide".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: I enjoyed his book from Yes! Capra Press, and wrote him for some poems. He was there.

1974. Sandy, Stephen.

Folded broadside, as issued in 75 numbers.

:I remember Stephen sending this poem from Robert Peters' address

1974. Stettner, Irving.
"Irving Stettner".

Poets Who Sleep 1 edited and printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed. Ten unnumbered pages. 115 copies printed. Begins with a long biography by the poet. Light green sheets. "In strong memory of William Wantling and Stuart Z. Perkoff", as issued by the editor.

: The first issue - Irving Stettner - was a true blue character who then lived and worked as a carpenter in New York City. He wrote to me often in tangled Henry Miller-style letters. He also sent his charcoal paintings as no questions asked gifts.One day I received a letter where he explained how he was recently in southern Vermont and had tried to look me up. He either hitchhiked or walked two miles out of town into my direction, which would have put him still ten miles away from my cabin door. He gave up and turned around. I owned no telephone.His spirit, publications and art work were of an underground, immigrant verve (think Chagall) what a dreamer!(and ignored) in America. He would go on celebrating as painter, and ever a poet, living in Japan.

1974. Tagliabue, John.
"While On A Vacation in Nova Scotia...".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: John Tagliabue seemed to publish everywhere and still came to me like it was great stuff to bring something out, even mimeographed, even given away free

1974. Waldrop, Rosmarie.
"70 MPH".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed.

: like Jim Weil at Elizabeth Press, Rosmarie Waldrop was one of the earliest connections I had with a small press publisher who bestowed for years on end most everything her press published in trade with what I was offering.No questions ever asked, so many fine packages in the rural mailbox.Those that have been there know how it could make your day. As refreshing in her publishing pursuits were Rosmarie's poems. I should have published more. I still may.

1975. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Workshop Set 3 / Winter 1974-1975.

"Today is January 21st, ten below and flurries. Workshop is most definitely dedicated to the many poets who have contributed the material, as well as a handsome portion of donations and stamps -- small press & book publishers/editors and their forever energy on popping new and old publications to us -- and friends, hell, for a warm meal, split wedges, and just those things. Bob Arnold, Editor / Jack Stage-Green River /Brattleboro, Vermont 05301." On a hand cranked Liberator 200 Model 75 in 135 numbers. Edited and printed by Bob Arnold. Legal size loose sheets, mimeographed. Begins with a long essay by Bob Arnold. Includes James Koller, George Bowering, Ron Atkinson, Olga Cabral, Michael Tarachow, Hayden Carruth, Paul Metcalf, Douglas Blazek, Gerard Malanga, Sam Abrams, Gary Lawless, Douglas Woodruff, Jeff Schwartz, Stuart Z. Perkoff, James Ryan Morris, Carlos Reyes, Vern Rutsala, Allan Block, Walter Lowenfels, Carl Mayfield, Rosmarie Waldrop, Bill Berkson, Joshua Norton, Theodore Enslin, Alan Davies, Glee Knight, John Bennett, Joel Oppenheimer, Outside stamped cover wraps.


: a fat issue. Lots of past contacts coming together into this one, plus surprises I've forgotten about publishing Bill Berkson, George Bowering, Joel Oppenheimer and Sam Abrams - each a marvel in their own right. Douglas Woodruff had studied with Cid Corman in Japan, but he came to me through his brother Steve, a musician, who was a barn foundation hand-digger companion with me one atumn day in Marlboro, Vermont. The great Stuart Perkoff came to me right after his early death through the hands of his loving mother Ann; we'd correspond for quite awhile. I met Allan Block one night playing fiddle and spoons at The Common Ground Restaurant...he also wrote poetry, was a sandalmaker and father of the blues musician Rory Block. Michael Tarachow was starting a press in Wisconsin, soon moving into serious letterpress work and publishing books by Corman, Enslin, Koller and myself. Joshua Norton I wish I had met, he had a hand in my first book of poems "Rope of Bells". Same with Olga Cabral, who wrote for years the loveliest letters to Susan and me. Always tucking in stamps and a little cash to keep our press going.

1975. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Workshop Set 4 / Summer-Fall 1975.

Mimeographed in folded legal size sheets in folded wraps with stamped decorative cover. 175 numbers. "Workshop usually appears as the rain barrel fills and is edited and printed by Bob Arnold in Green River, Vermont. Since the operation runs arm in arm with your donations -- arriving as you see fit -- we shall live as it is made; and trim-now our 25th issue." Poets included are Poets included are Robert Morgan, T. Alan Broughton, Ron Atkinson, Miriam Levine, John Levy, Alan Davies, Jack Hirschman, James Cervantes, Michael McMahon, John Clellon Holmes, Ruth Lisa Schechter, James Ryan Morris, Alan Britt, Sonya Dorman, Douglas Worth, Sylvia Wheeler, Janine Pommy Vega, Cid Corman, Mary Norbert Korte, Hayden Carruth, Geoff Hewitt, Robert Bly, Bob Arnold, Tom Hennen, Bill Marsh, John Brandi, Alfred Starr Hamilton, Stephen Sandy, Vassilis Zambaras, Rosmarie Waldrop, Cesar Vallejo (Gerard Malanga), Pablo Neruda (Dan Propper). Loose sheet of contributors included.


: another fat issue, always folded without staples or any binding into a simple heavy wrap. Noel Young from Santa Barbara and many leagues of publishing once wrote me a letter and suggested I clasp all the loose pages together. I still like things loose. Robert Bly at this point advocated I put a price on things, "even a $1, make it worth something." James Ryan Morris was a crazy fine poet from Golden Colorado. That's something else that Alfred Starr Hamilton showed up. Quite a few Vermont poets are here: Carruth, Hewitt, Sandy, Broughton. Cid Corman is in touch and either he has brought John Levy or John brought me Cid but I know for sure John introduced me to Bill Zambaras, a quietly sound poet from Greece.

1975. Carruth, Hayden. "Moon Way".

Poets Who Sleep 5, 75 numbers edited and printed by Bob Arnold. Two sheets printed both sides, mimeographed and folded into a white wrapper also mimeographed. One long poem. "Poets Who Sleep" is a serious side affair to Workshop which means that it is always near broke -- but not sweating. We live day by day literally on your generous support of money, books, stamps and letters".

: ah Hayden. Susan and I went to his northern Vermont door on our honeymoon, he was in the kitchen baking bread. We'd meet his wife Rose Marie on that trip and the next day David Budbill. We slept on the Carruth screened-in porch that August night as uninvited visitors. When I knocked on Hayden's door that afternoon just guessing the place "looked like his (a poet's) house" Hayden answered and hearing my name said. "Ah, yes, Arnold." since we had been corresponding now awhile.It's almost impossible to register the helping hand he gave to struggling poets, since he'd been one himself for quite some time.

1975. Enslin, Theodore.
from "Ranger LXV".

Poets Who Sleep 8. 75 numbers edited and printed by Bob Arnold. "Poets Who Sleep is edited and published seasonally by Bob Arnold in Green River, Vermont. This being the eighth in a series gathered which includes Irving Stetnner, John Brandi, Jack Hirschman, John Montgomery, Hayden Carruth, Janine Pommy Vega and Robert Morgan." With the poet's musical scale illustration to top of the first page. Two sheets printed on three sides, folded into a green wrapper.

: it would be a few more years before Ted Enslin and I would finally meet, but our letters were consistent by the week in the mailbox sharing similar ancedotes about gardens, firewood, his mountain in Temple and my place by the river. At that point I was collecting every book of his I could lay my hands on.

1975. Malanga, Gerard. from "Cul de Sac". The Collected Short Poems of Gerard Malanga.

Deep red construction paper mimeographed on four sides. Issued in 75 numbers.

: I look at this title now and wonder if "collected short poems" is quite right? but it is how it came from its maker.

1975. Morgan, Robert.

Poets Who Sleep 7 edited and printed by Bob Arnold in 100 numbers. Four page folded long poem. Yellow sheets folded into bright red wrapper and a denim blue wraps. Mimeographed. The outside wrapper has the poet's name, the address, Poets Who Sleep #7 and a quote from Henry David Thoreau.

:I always added the quotes by other poets on the wrapper of each folder, or remembering the loss of another poet. But Thoreau works for Robert Morgan and I was much taken then by his book "Red Owl".Around this time Morgan would visit Susan and me in our cabin by the river. He arrived with his family in a yellow Buick Skylark. It stood out fancy in our barren dooryard. His wife and two young children. Bob immediately pronounced how our river valley reminded him on his drive of his native North Carolina. I took his word for it, he was such a friendly guy.

1975. Vega, Janine Pommy.
"Morning Passage" and "New Year's Crossing".

Poets Who Sleep 6 edited and printed by Bob Arnold in 100 numbers. Mimeographed. Two poems from Lake Titicaca. Bright yellow sheets folded into a brown outside wrapper. Very limited. With an outside quote by Marguerite Swift.

: Janine, I could write all night about. She wrote to me first in 1974 when Cherry Valley Editions published my first book "Rope of Bells", something slim and few printed but Janine has a way of soaring your heart because she means it.She had just returned from an isolated time away in South America on Lake Titicaca and my little book of Vermont falling in love was telling her something.These two poems in the folder I printed were right from her Peruvian/Bolivia time. We'd meet a year later when Susan and I drove down to Boston to hear Janine read at Jack Powers' Stone Soup gallery. Janine couldn't believe her ears when I said who we were, two ragamuffins standing before her. We stayed up all night together walking across The Longfellow Bridge between Boston and Cambridge. When Susan moved out to the cabin and brought her books and flowers and sewing machine, there was only one contemporary poet we had the same book of :"Poems to Fernando" by Janine Pommy Vega. As kids we had both fallen for the young author's photograph on the back cover.

1976. Arnold, Bob.
North Waters.

"North Waters was printed by Bob Arnold at Longhouse, Green River, Vermont, Summer 1976 within ten numbers for friends of the poet. Love To Susan". Six separate sheets in tall bluestone color wraps.

: when true love struck, the poems changed

1976. [Arnold, Bob] Bob Arnold, editor.
Bob Arnold. Faraway, Like The Deer's Eye".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Poem on one side and on the other side a quote from Issa, plus: "Woodburners We Recommend ".

: a slight revision of the poem that appeared in Walter Lowenfels' anthology, "For Neruda, For Chile" Beacon Press, 1975.

1976. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Longhouse / Spring 1976.

Edited and printed by Bob Arnold. "200 numbers printed with love and help from Susan, March 1976." 24 pages, legal size. Mimeographed. Illustrated wrap. Poets include Pablo Neruda (translated by Dan Propper), Bob Kaufman, Paul Mariah, Frank Samperi, Douglas Worth, David Giannini, Toby Olson, Barbara A. Holland, Michael Corr, Arthur Winfield Knight, George Economou, Janine Pommy Vega, Federico Garcia Lorca (translated by Robert Ruchames), John Tagliabue, James Lewisohn, David Ray and Susumu Hasegawa (translated from the Japanese by Bill Marsh).

:I believe it was Dan Propper who nabbed for me the poem by Bob Kaufman. I liked the feel that came from Paul Mariah. Remember, many of those published I never met, or it would be years before I did. There is another sort of wholesomeness that comes in that absence. Frank Samperi and Michael Corr sent wonders, and maybe through Cid's good word. I would have published translations every issue if available.

1976. Budbill, David.

Poets Who Sleep 10 edited and printed by Bob Arnold in 100 numbers. "Poets Who Sleep is a side adventure to the journal Longhouse gathering the work of one poet per issue plus biography. Printed in 100 numbers." One long poem mimeographed with outside wraps. Two sheets printed on four sides, folded into an outer blue sheet.

: I was very taken by David Budbill's "The Chain Saw Dance" initially published by Hayden Carruth at his intermittent press "Crow's Mark". Since David and I had now met through Hayden, we were in touch, and I was grappling poems from him for certain projects and David always came through. To this day.

1976. Corr, Michael. "Uguisu Calls".

Broadside 16. Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. One side is printed crooked. Mimeographed. Quote by Jack London, plus: Woodburners We Recommend, a biography of the poet Michael Corr.

: Michael Corr wrote to me from Japan as "Professor Michael Corr" and this poem could be burned into wood or cut into stone. He would also do some of his fine art work for Gary Snyder books.

1976. Giannini, David.

Poets Who Sleep No. 9. 100 numbers. Two sheets. Folded into blue wrapper .

: David Giannini and I at this time are two peas in a pod. Close friends, reading junkie buddies (no one read as much as we did; oh yeah!) and our letters were firing back and forth once or twice a week regular old fashioned stamps on an envelope method. I'll leave you guessing how much we write to one another now by email.At this point David has an elegant book of poems out by the name of "Stories"; he has been a co-editor with Richard (Hell) Meyers of "Genesis: Grasp Press" and moved up to Massachusetts where he still lives today.

1976. Hirschman, Jack; Propper, Dan and Ruchames, Robert, translators.
Federico Garcia Lorca / Pablo Neruda / Ludmilla Tatiyanichena.

100 numbers edited and printed mimeograph by Bob Arnold. Three sheets folded into wrapper, photocopied, into deep red folded wraps. Outside wrapper has a quote from Cid Corman: " whatever they Can do".

: Cid sent this quote to me just in time to attach to a simple folder of translators lust

1976. [Levy, John] Bob Arnold, editor.
John Levy. "Autumnal Pilgrimages".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 150 copies printed by Bob Arnold , plus"Woodburners We Recommend" which are books received and believed in.

:my mind those early years with John Levy were his painting-like poems from Kyoto or Paris. I've received only one telegram in my life and that was the day Susan and I were married, and it was from Paris and it was from John. We couldn't believe our eyes at the precision of his timing. I was honored to print one of my all time favorite poems by John.

1976. [Ray, David] Bob Arnold, editor.
David Ray. "The Work of Art".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 150 copies printed on mimeograph by Bob Arnold. Poem on one side and on the other side a Thomas Merton quote, in memoriam to Phil Ochs, Woodburners We Recommend and a short biography of the poet David Ray.

:David Ray was always generous on request.

1976. Tagliabue, John.
John Tagliabue. "While On Her Vacation in Nova Scotia on the Beach, My Sister in Lore Finds This Emblem, Long, Elegant and Sublime.".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. Mimeograph, 100 numbers edited and printed by Bob Arnold. Poem on one side and on the other side a Lynn Bryant quote, Woodburners We Recommend, short biography of John Tagliabue.

:we found a soft blue color stock for this long title wonder by John.

1977. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Longhouse / Spring 1977.

200 numbers. "Longhouse takes on no grants, funding or subscription-rather has been self supported through the editor, friends and readers of the journal." Loose sheets in heavy cover wraps. 26 pages. Mimeographed. Contributors to this issue include Ken McCullough, Rochelle Ratner, Barbara Howes, Harvey Mudd, John Eskow, Bill Deemer, Bobby Byrd, John Perlman, John Levy, Marie Harris, Dan Propper, Mark Mendel, David Budbill, Michael Corr.

:gawd, what a great issue of poets! little did I know but I must have known something in my bones. McCullough coming from some wild place, Ratner NYC, dignified Barbara Howes, New Mexicoscape Harvey Mudd, Eskow short and sweet, remarkable and hidden Bill Deemer, celebratory Bobby Byrd, John Perlman on the hiking trail, Marie Harris of "Raw Honey", Mark Mendel fellow stonemason and whose poems I would find as large size visions beautifully writt en on one whole side of a mechanic's garage in some Maine town. Now, that's art!

1977. Budbill, David.
"November Poem".

100 numbers edited and printed by Bob Arnold. Mimeographed. Four pages folded inside a heavy green wrapper .

:another wood's poem portrait by David. He may have been down for a visit with us by now.


1977. [Enslin, Theodore] Bob Arnold, editor.
Theodore Enslin. "West Mesa".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Poem on one side; and on the other side, a long quote by Oliver LaFarge, Woodburners We Recommend, biography of Theodore Enslin. Mimeographed

: for some reason I still remember the late afternoon day end of the job at the Episcopal church and running this off on their office mimeograph machine. I hadn't yet been West.

1977. Mendel, Mark.
"A Selection of the Poet's Work".

Poets Who Sleep 12 edited by Bob Arnold and printed by Bob and Susan Arnold in 125 numbers. Five folded sheets, photocopied, also a printed poem decal designed for application onto glass or other surface. In hand drawn cover by the editor & printer Bob Arnold.

:we never published anything quite like this, especially the decal that Mark had some connections with at M.I.T. where he printed it up for us. You fixed it to window glass and the poem floated in the sky.

1977. Mudd, Harvey.
"The Near Sierra".

Poets Who Sleep 11. Limited to 100 numbers. Printed and edited by Bob Arnold. 8-1/2 x 11 photocopied loose sheets folded into a heavy wrapper. Mimeograph.

: I always liked his name and his poem matched all the texture and color of his name. Later Harvey sent me his good-size collection of poems where this poem would be included. Now, that's complimentary, and a poet.

1977. [Vega, Janine Pommy] Bob Arnold, editor.
Janine Pommy Vega. "Song For Cesar".

Broadside / 8-1/2 x 11. 100 numbers printed by Bob Arnold. Poem on one side and long quote on the otherside by Edward Dahlberg, Woodburners We Recommend, a biography of Janine Pommy Vega.

:gorgeous poem. Janine singing her heart for a poet she has always loved.I remember wanting the paper to be just right - maybe it was deep violet and tough to read the printed out poem, but the color was right.

1978. Arnold, Bob.
The Woodcutter Talks.

"Printed by Bob Arnold at Longhouse, Green River, Vermont, Winter, 1978 -- within twenty numbers for friends of the poet. Love to Susan" Seven Loose Sheets in green wraps.

:the above says it all


1978. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Longhouse / Spring 1978.

200 numbers printed in May 1978 by Bob and Susan Arnold. Mimeographed. "Longhouse takes on no grants, funding or subscription. Rather has been self-supported through the good heart of the poets and readers of the journal." Cover is a wood engraving by Ethelbert White, squared on red rosin paper, nearly accurate by a sheetrock knife. 36 pages. Contributors include Hayden Carruth, John Clellon Holmes, Arthur Sze, Michael Rumaker, John Levy, Dan Propper, Peter Blue Cloud, Millen Brand, Charles Upton, Janine Pommy Vega, James Koller, Heather McHugh, David Budbill, d. steven conkle, Lee Sharkey, Gerald Hausman, Geof Hewitt, Margo Avakian, Dorothy Loos, W. E. Butts, Abbott Cutler, David Giannini, Antonion Machado (trans. Robert Ruchames), Michael Tarachow. Mimeograph edition with an announcement sheet tipped in..

:yes, I remember sizing this cover up off a roll of red rosin building paper I took from one of the job sites, an earthy touch.John Clellon Holmes was ever kind, a steady correspondent for some years between Connecticut and Arkansas homes, and I much enjoyed his elite bohemian poems. Great to have something from Millen Brand whose book of poems "Local Lives" has been missed by most of the poetry intelligentsia. A folklore feast. Never enough poems from Peter Blue Cloud, or Michael Rumaker for that matter. Lee Sharkey used to send me lovely readings from her press in Maine, and further up the coast so did Heather McHugh. Arthur Sze with fine polished poems every time. Dorothy Loos was a Spanish language scholar and local Vermont historian who I translated the poet A. Storni with. With her husband Bill Loos, they hired me out on many jobs of carpentry and stonework on their Guilford property which kept me wise and able.

1978. Arnold, Bob; Giannini, David; and Levy, John.

One of 500 copies, letterpress. Stapled wraps. Three amigos get together to make a book .....

:David took this mostly over since he had contacts with a printing press in Williamstown, MA. - maybe Chapel Press - who had printed other books by some of the second generation New York School poets, now moved up into the region.

1978. Stork, Gerald.

100 numbers edited and printed by Bob Arnold. One mimeographed sheet. Only identification on the outside is a stamp that states Longhouse.

:when we held a 65th birthday party for Hayden Carruth at our home and a party of well-wishers came, this was ten years after printing this broadside for Gerry...but we finally met, and played on a pickup basketball game together.

1979. Arnold, Bob.

"Passed onto friends of the poet within twenty numbers, Spring 1979, Longhouse -- for Susan". Eight poems bound in deep blue sewn wraps with heavy yarn.

:short poems in a tiny handmade book. All gone.

1979. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Longhouse / Autumn 1979.

125 numbers printed October, 1979 by Bob and Susan Arnold. Edited by Bob Arnold. "This brings us to six years of publishing many separate folders and broadside poems, and now this is our eighth issue journal of poetry. Beyond our control, we have had to cut down from 200 printed numbers to 125 and to the assault of postage rates, paper costs and other things that are out to kill us, we will have to this year without a contributors' page." Photocopied, legal size loose sheets in decorative hand colored cover. Poets include David Giannini, Lyn Lifshin, William Witherup, Marguerite Swift, John Tagliabue, S. Lewandowski, Dan Propper, John Perlman, Barbara Moraff, James Koller, Andy Echavarria, John Levy, Karla Margaret Andersdatter, John Brandi, Terry Hauptman, Janine Pommy Vega and Robert Hauptman.

: I believe this was the issue Lyn Lifshin sent me 166 poems. Mama! Bill Witherup was a furniture mover big frame poetry guy; I always love the real McCoy letters he writes to Poetry Magazine. Steve Lewandowski worked all through the environmental region of the Finger Lakes in New York. Barbara Moraff is still a potter and a wondrous poet in Vermont. I first saw her as a very young woman feeding the pigeons in a Greenwich Village photograph. We've since been in each others homes. Andy Echavarria would be one of the feature poets in "Origin" magazine. We'd meet in Seattle and share friendships with others. Bob and Terry Hauptman I met as a very young man and they later asked me to help them build their house. Twenty years later I'd do the same -- building a cottage for their daughter Kira.

1979. Giannini, David.
Hand Pump.

Limited. 100 copies. Two printed sheets inside orange wrapper.

:David was then living in Williamstown, Ma., and the day we went over this poem his neighbor and friend Russ Vliet paid a visit, making it the-gangs-all-here sort of moment -- a serendipitous meeting since the hand pump David was writing about was the one used at the Vliet home.

1979. Levy, John.
7 Poems.

Poets Who Sleep 15 printed in 150 numbers. Eight loose 8-1/2 x 11 photocopied sheets in yellow folded wraps with the poet's name stamped on the outside.

: this preceeded John's first major collection, "Among the Consonants" published by Elizabeth Press in the Fall 1980.

1979. Lewandowski, Steve.
Poets Who Sleep #13.

One of 100 numbers. Four sheets inside heavy blue wrapper. The poet's name stamped "S. Lewandowski" to outside as issued.

: I remember Steve visiting us in early Spring right around this time and our malamute Jack shambling up to Steve, sniffing for a long time his legs and coming very close to pissing on him. It seemed the right thing to happen to a woodsy guy.

1979. Moraff, Barbara.

100 numbers edited and printed by Bob Arnold. One folded blue sheet into a tan wrapper with a poem on one side and on the other side a quote by Gabriel Mistral, Woodburners We Recommend, a description of Longhouse and a brief biography of the poet. Signed by the poet on the outside of the wrapper.

: one of Barbara's elegant meditation's and we may have only one or two left in our possession. It was meant to be shared.

1979. Rubenstein, Carol.
Ivan Healer.

Poets Who Sleep 16 in 100 numbers. Photocopied. Edited and printed by Bob Arnold. Two sheets, 8-1/2 x 11 photocopied in deep blue wrapper This long poem comes from the poet's stay in the Borneo.

:I seem to remember some connection through The Cummington Art Center at the time and Carol writing to me. She would give a reading with Abbott Cutler and some others in Greenfield, Ma. and we went down for it. A Friday evening and some charitable church cellar. That may have been the night we brought Carol back for a night with us and we were in the throes of renovating a nearly 200 year old farmhouse. Bats everywhere inside. Carol took one of the small corner bedrooms we had just finished up and our one and only closet size bathroom was a million miles away. This poem had true grit and hardware from the jungle and Carol appeared fearless where she ventured. We never saw her again.

1979. Sharkey, Lee.
"Female Images".

Poets Who Sleep 14 edited by Bob Arnold and printed by Bob and Susan Arnold. 100 numbers. Three sheets printed on five sides and folded into a variety of color wraps ranging from brown, dark green to light green.

: Lee Sharkey ran and printed and did all sorts of publications from her "So. Solon Press". I haven't seen anything for decades but I have her press name etched in my memory.

1980. Arnold, Bob, editor. Longhouse / Autumn 1980.

130 numbers. "Longhouse has published poetry from the Green River since 1973--we are also interested in publishing travel journals and prose concentrating on back country life and attitude." Cover art "Home Building" by Rockwell Kent. 10 pages, loose legal size sheets. Contributors include Guillevic (translated by John Perlman), Mary Oliver, Alan Lau, Hayden Carruth, Marilyn Kitchell, Theodore Enslin, Barbara Moraff, Steven Lewandowski, John Levy, John Tagliabue, Fred Jeremy Seligson, Cid Corman, David Giannini, Janine Pommy Vega, Marie Harris, Constance A. Vial, Ed Barna, Anna Carey, David Michael Nixon, Helen Ruggieri, Bill Pruitt.

:many of the poets we loved to publish, plus little gems to add like John Perlman's work on Guillevic, Mary Oliver sending a fine raccoon poem, the Pacific northwest artist and poet Alan Lau. I was about to build Anna Carey's house even though that's a pseudonym, and Connie Vial came out for visits with us for poetry tutorials. Jeremy Seligson was becoming a close friend with Cid Corman and wanted to meet. Sharing bundles of his modest poetry booklets was certainly a start.

1980. Hausman, Gerald.
The Enemy Way. An Investigation into the Unexplained.

Poets Who Sleep 20. Printed by Bob and Susan Arnold in 100 numbers. This issue is in memory of William Saroyan. Twelve photocopied sheets. Prose. Loose sheets folded into denim blue wrap.

:Gerry dealing with the "unexplained" on the high plains of the southwest

1980s. Hoye, Allen.
Listening for Bear.

From the Scout series edited and printed by Bob Arnold. Fold-out booklet of loose poems .

:Allen Hoey was the editor and publisher of Tamarack Press in New Yok State which released fine press limited editions.

1980. Moraff, Barbara.
Dedicated To My Mother.

Poets Who Sleep 17 limited to 100 numbers edited and printed by Bob and Susan Arnold, February 1980. Loose sheets in heavy wrap cover.

:Barbara would have sent these poems down at that time from Strafford, Vermont. We visited her home once upon a time, tucked up after a drive under sugar maple trees to a sweeping pasture behind the old house. Barbara's potter's wheel dominating a room of its own.

1980. Swift, Marguerite.
This Road Goes Through Sage.

Poets Who Sleep No. 18 Limited to 100 copies. Eight sheets folded inside a tan wrapper.

: Marguerite Swift was married to the poet James Koller. The first piece I ever read by her was a soaked into the earth journal she kept while living with Jim in a shack near pig farms in Illinois. If my memory is wrong about this, one of them will correct me. The journal was enough evidence for me to ask for more. Peg sent this.

1981. Arnold, Bob.
Days Away.

Poems by Bob Arnold and passed onto friends of the poet within twenty-five numbers, Summer 1981." Hand colored folded sheets into a sewn with heavy yarn binding.

:as I recall, poems from travels we took all through the Maritimes and Newfoundland; later across northern USA and back home through the wildest route we could find a train tracking through Canada.

1981. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Longhouse / Autumn 1981.

130 numbers. "Longhouse has published poetry from the Green River since 1973, independent of any grants and public funding. The Autumn 1981 issue is our tenth anthology of poetry to date." Photocopied legal size sheets, 21 pages inside decorative wraps. Poets include Janine Pommy Vega, John Tagliabue, Steven Lewandowski, Tim McNulty, Gary Hotham, Terry Hauptman, George Evans, John Brandi, Tony Frazer, David Huddle, Ken McCullough, Michael Tarachow, John Levy, Martin Anderson, Barbara Moraff, Marie Harris, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Steve Sanfield, Joseph Bruchac, Tom Montag, Linda Bryant, Steve Nemirow, Stephen Snyder, Eric Nelson, Robie Liscomb, Lynn Manning, Susan Tresemer.

: many of the poets I warmed to and published in the past; along with great stuff from George Evans, a Vietnam veteran, and George was pointed my way via Cid Corman. Shearsman editor Tony Frazer from UK, as was Martin Anderson. Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge had an early book of poems published by Joe Bruchac that I loved and I wrote her for more. Joe came too. Tom Montag and I had been in touch through Tom's publishing the terrific small press review "Margins" and Robie Liscomb was a likewise midwest publishing maverick. Marie Harris and I were in regular contact sharing poems, family and backcountry news. Tim McNulty was but one of several excellent poets hiding out on the Olympic Peninsula. You don't get better with a short poem than Gary Hotham or Steve Sanfield. Stephen Snyder was a youngster who must have sent me something I loved right off the bat. David Huddle, another Vietnam veteran, sent poems down from Burlington, Vermont.

1981. Harris, Marie.
"We Talk".

100 numbers. Folded booklet, printed by Bob & Susan Arnold.

:one more from Marie, a truly companionable conversationalist.

1981. Napora, Joe.
"The Poem In The River Flowing".

One of 130 numbers. Two sheets illustrated inside blue wrapper.

:Joe used to write here and send lovely publications he was involved with from Ohio then Kentucky and then he disappeared...probably with a canoe or kayak.

1981. Perlman, John.
12 Poems.

Poets Who Sleep 19 edited and printed by Bob and Susan Arnold in 100 numbers. Seven photocopied and folded loose sheets in light blue wraps. 8-1/2 x 11. This issue is in memory of Dorothy Day and John Lennon.

: John Perlman has been a steady force in the small press world with many books of all sizes and elegance - from the handmade, to those marvels from James Weil's "Elizabeth Press".

1982. Bang, Kirsten.
The Shaman's Apprentice.

Edited and printed by Bob and Susan Arnold in 100 numbers. Photocopy of nine pages, prose. Illustrated sheets folded into wraps.

:all I recall about Kirsten Bang is that Jim Koller and I once delivered a pickup truck load of hay to her home and we unloaded it in the sun. She spoke awhile with us and mentioned she was a writer, already knowing Jim, which was good enough for me. I asked her to send me something. This was it.

1982. Evans, George.
7 Poems.

100 numbers edited and published by Bob and Susan Arnold. Photocopy, seven sheets in tan folded wraps.

:George and I have yet to meet but we've done about all else together - had the same closest friends, published in the same presses, been involved with the same stupid War, had one long conversation once by phone and we laughed quite a lot. That's a good sign. I'd publish him every year if I had the chance. I've stopped begging.

1983. Arnold, Bob.

25 copies. Handsewn with cover art by the poet.

:not to be confused with a later book of my poems published from "Mad River Press". This was a trial run. Short poems meant to share with close friends. I probably only have one for myself. The cover art was hand-stencilled, something I decorated every room of our house with through the 80s.

1983. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Longhouse / Spring 1983.

200 numbers. This issue is in memory of Marjorie Guthrie. 28 illustrated pages - artwork and poetry. Legal size sheets, photocopied in green illustrated cover. Poets include John Levy, Allen Hoey, Walt Franklin, Olga Cabral, Gerald Locklin, Ron Koertge, Douglas Blazek, Joe Napora, John Judson, Stephen Lewandowski, Robert Morgan, Hayden Carruth, Cynthia Day, Mark Karlins, John Perlman, Vassillis Zambaras, Susan Tresemer, Michael Hettich, Janine Pommy Vega, Gerald Hausman, Bill Pruitt, Margo Avakian, E. B. Shapiro, Mary Tisera, David Brainerd, Christine Zawadiswsky, Lynn Manning, Sally Ehrman.

:some here were one contact and gone. Locklin, Koertge, Blazek all wrote, I believe, at the time from California. There was a wild edge I liked from their poems.John Judson is the long time publisher at Juniper Press in Wisconsin and he arrived at our door once upon a time with his wife and VW camper. Cynthia Day was then a companion with Hayden Carruth and they both sent me poems when I asked. Walt Franklin was rural-rooted in NY State, as David Brainerd at the time was in New Hampshire. I know Margo Avakian had poems from Oklahoma but I worked with her when she was in the Brattleboro area, same with Susan Tresemer and Lynn Manning; and actually Michael Hettich as well, before he lifted off with his young family to Coral Gables and has since written excellent books of many Florida poems that I know Marjorie Rawlins would abide by.

1983. Harris, Marie.
11 Poems.

Edited and printed by Bob and Susan Arnold in 100 numbers. Eight poems photocopied and folded loose sheets wrapped into bright orange wraps. 8-1/2 x 11. This issue is dedicated in memory of Carmelita Hinton, founder of the Putney School in Vermont who believed that children should learn by doing and that learning should be fun.

:hitching up Marie with the memory of Carmelita Hinton made all the sense in the world, and wasn't planned, thinking of both women and their long lives making a better world working life and poetry with children.

1983. Pedrick, Jean.
"Come To The Glorious Fourth". An American Love Song.

Edited and printed by Bob & Susan Arnold. One of 100 numbers as issued wrap.

:Jean just passed away. She was loved by many in one particular New Hampshire setting of writers, including Marie Harris who introduced Jean to Susan and me one sweltering afternoon in Concord, N.H. during some writers event. I remember the fine letterpress printer Dan Carr also on hand for a first time greeting.

1984. Arnold, Bob. Go West.

Loose sheets in wrap.

:the original limited edition before Coyote Books published it as book. Hand drawn covers by the author and photograph in the text by Susan Arnold. After a roundtrip RR journey westward USA and car travel throughout all of California. Poems came forth quickly and I sent them to Jim Koller for a look. He replied with a book proposal.

1984. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Longhouse / Spring 1984.

100 copies printed by Bob and Susan Arnold at Longhouse, Vermont. Photocopied. The issue is illustrated sheets of collage and poetry. Contributors include Cid Corman, Lynn Manning, John Tagliabue, Sally Ehrman, Barry Sternlieb, Jill Hays, Gerald Hausman, John Brandi, Michael Hettich, Alan Catlin, Bob Heman, Tim McNulty, Ivan Arguelles, Simon Perchik, Theodore Enslin, James L. Weil, Stephen Lewandowski.

:Corman, Enslin, Perchik, Weil - is an armload, all Liz Books poets. I loved it that Alan Catlin was a bartender and roamed wide with many small press books. Barry Sternlieb was just starting to cut letterpress teeth with his Mad River Press, and Bob Heman was doing great stuff at "Clown War" (often "Clwn War") that he would mail to me regularly. Jill Hays was an Irish scholar in Bennington and Ivan Arguelles worked inventive pieces I could get addicted to. Sally Ehrman I know was friendly and like Lynn Manning had poems in a few other Longhouse journals.

1985. Enslin, Theodore.
I Am, You Are.

Loose sheets photocopied. Printed in 100 numbers by Bob and Susan Arnold. This issue is in memory of Richard Brautigan. Five hand numbered sheets in colored wraps.

:an unusual piece by Ted that I liked right from the title and printed it up immediately. Sent them off in all directions. If we had then owned a photocopy machine in the house, we may have been real dangerous.

1985. Hausman, Gerald.
"Anasazi Honey".

100 numbers printed by Bob and Susan Arnold at Longhouse, Winter 1985. "Being a series of poem-shards written on the run while jogging in canyon country of southeast Utah and northern New Mexico in the spring and summer of '84." Eight photocopied on folded 8-1/2 x 11 sheets into a letterpress decorative wrap.

:I can't recall who did up the letterpress cover but I'm thinking it was Gerry...he had his own experience in publishing and getting things done right. When the covers were gone, the issue was out of print.

1986. Arnold, Bob.
"A Line of Talk".

8-1/2 x 11 sheets hand numbered. Prose. An interview by the poet James Koller with Bob Arnold. Printed in an edition of 125 copies for friends of Longhouse. It will later be included in a collection of essays James Koller is currently editing. With a photograph of Bob Arnold and James Koller on the cover of the loose sheets which are tucked into a decorative letterpress wrap.

:ah, this was a good time. Jim Koller came for a visit and said that since we talk each visit way into the near dawn hours we should do something about it. So he proposed to interview me but it ended up best being done through the mail after Jim sent me his questions.It was all the world and people and ideas we had been talking about together for the last twelve years of visits in Vermont and Maine. I ran the whole thing off when finished as a limited edition Longhouse imprint. Michael Tarachow offered to do up a letterpress wrap for it. Susan took a photograph of Jim and I horsing around outside his Maine home and that went into the text. Down the road Jim would take the text and republish it in his "Coyote's Journal". It was then picked up years later, with an added coda, by Sebastain Matthews (son of Marie Harris and William Matthews) for his fine journal "Rivendell".

1986. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Longhouse / Autumn 1986.

200 numbers printed by Bob and Susan Arnold. Edited by Bob Arnold. "With this issue, Longhouse is thirteen years old thanks to many hands." Loose legal size sheets. folded in letterpress light blue decorative cover. 35 hand numbered sheets, profusely illustrated with collage art work, poetry and prose by Michael O'Connor, James L. Weil, David Miller, Alan Chong Lau, Stephen Stepanchev, John Levy, Jacques Prevert, Warren Woessner, James Gravill, Marie Harris, Joe Napora, Stefan Hyner, Ralph J. Mills, Jr., David Ray, Janine Vega, Theodore Enslin, Charles Culhane, Jack Ruzas. With translations from Carol Poster and Geoffrey Gardner.

:thank goodness for the fellowship of poets - Tim McNulty spoke with his neighbor on the Olympic Peninsula Mike O'Connor and Mike sends poems. I was already relishing his book "The Rainshadow". Poems very welcome. Same with John Levy's friend David Miller in the UK and Alan Chong Lau in Seattle who was also connected with Cid in Japan. Many circles. Janine pulled in for us Chuck Culhane and Jack Ruzas from her maximum security prison classes and I have to believe I wrote Stephen Stepanchev personally for some work. I liked at that time his slim book of poems from Black Sparrow. Same with Ralph J. Mills, Jr. Quietly at work. I still read Warren Woessner and James Gravill. Those were fine translations from Carol Poster and Geoffrey Gardner, and I asked for them inparticular.

1986. Glazier, Lyle. "Recalls". Prefatory Lyrics to Azubah Nye.

Edited by Bob Arnold and printed by Bob and Susan Arnold in 150 numbers. 11 illustrated folded legal size sheets with poetry. An afterword by Bob Arnold. Loose sheets in decorative letterpress cover. Letterpress packet wrap with folded poems set in. "Lyle Glazier's poems are as basic as a strap hinge yet verbally complex as the bobolink ~ cock an ear and listen." ~ Bob Arnold. Signed edition by the poet Lyle Glazier.

:Lyle Glazier was our guardian angel for Longhouse - he gifted us with funding, books, visits to our door from his home in Bennington (being a local boy like me, we knew all the back roads between our homes) and he was an ace poet with a country boy's ear. I wanted to make up a collection of Lyle's poems from his long life experiences starting with both parents gone to suicide, his struggling ways earned to pay up through Middlebury College, and then his own decades of teaching in American studies at U/NY, Buffalo and teaching and travels through Turkey.He hired Susan and me to come and renovate two houses in his family on the outskirts of Bennington and was happy to pay us well.One big job paid our way on a railroad trip circling America, and when I wrote a book about all the journey, Lyle figured he may as well write an introduction for the book.Plus he bought a dozen and personally landed them into his town bookstore. Some poets have amazing grace; Lyle was one. I edited this collection of Lyle's poems long before any train book and such and wrote my own introduction for him. Afterwards, Coffee House Press picked it up for nothing and reprinted it very nicely.

1987. Koller, James.

1/125 numbers. Signed by the poet on the back cover beneath the poem "There are openings/From wood to wood. Read the openings." Loose folded sheets tucked into a pocket letterpress cover with envelope. Biographical appreciation by Bob Arnold titled "Under Blue Sky" and a bibliography detailing from 1965 with the poet's first book "Two Hands" to "Give the Dog a Bone" (Blackberry Press, 1986).

: same deal with Jim Koller - I really wanted to edit together a fine collection of poems from what Jim had available. I had been reading his work and Coyote's Journal since the late 60s. It was no surprise Jim would be the first poet I wanted to meet away from this region. So it happened, up in Maine, when Susan and I were on a wild chase to Newfoundland. We had heard from Jim that he was working in a bookstore in Brunswick, 1975. We had been in contact already a year and exchanging poems. The day we came to the bookstore Jim was home building a sheep shed, but Gary Lawless was on duty and we said hello. I believe we visited with Jim in the store on the way back from Newfoundland a week later. Lots of stories. As he now has, with us, when he returns from Europe. This collection was twenty years ago. The introduction I wrote for the book, Bob Creeley used to introduce Jim when he was in Buffalo to do a reading. Creeley had just received his copy and was always a mechanic on how things work best.

1987. Moraff, Barbara.
"You've Got Me".

Edited by Bob Arnold and printed by Bob and Susan Arnold in 125 numbers. 11 illustrated folded legal size sheets with an afterword by Bob Arnold. Letterpress decorative wraps.

:Barbara was the third of these collections I was editing. Call them the books I always wanted to see, and never saw, so build one yourself. I advocate this working principle for all young editors - find the true-blues blossoming in the shade. Barbara has always been a hearty example of survival: a potter using her hands; wife, mother, skilled with a splitting ax and with many long years in the writing trade between early New York City and a long while now Vermont.There is a wicked little masterpiece in the making for anyone who can settle her down and whittle out a definitive selected or even collected poems. It's time. Twenty years ago I got a toe-hold.

1988. Arnold, Bob, editor.
Longhouse / Spring 1988.

200 copies. "Longhouse has been supported since 1973 by its readers, word of the mouth and through the kindness of strangers." 32 loose folded sheets in decorative aqua blue cover, legal size. Photocopy. Heavily illustrated with collage and poetry. Poets include Paul Metcalf, Bob Arnold, M. J. Bender, Ed Orr, Hayden Carruth, Ralph J. Mills, Jr., Theodore Enslin, Wally Swist, David Giannini, Michael Hettich, Craig Czury, Janine Pommy Vega, David Budbill, Clem Starck, Stephen Lewandowski, Barry Sternlieb, David Raffeld, Billy Mills, Stefan Hyner, Bobby Byrd, James Koller, Jane Brakhage, Peter Dent, Frank Samperi, Cid Corman, Phyllis Walsh, Michael Gizzi, Linda Kampley, Michael L. Johnson, Colin Harrington, Ron Wray.

:some names aren't ringing bells, but most are. Craig Czury was from coalscape Pennsylvania and wrote some of the best. Clem Starck is a carpenter in the Pacific northwest / Stefan Hyner is one from Germany.Billy Mills and his wife Catherine Walsh made contact, again through Cid, and were living some in their native Ireland and then suddenly in Barcelona. I publish them every chance I get. Raffeld, Harrington, Sternlieb, Michael Gizzi all up from my hometown region of the Berkshire hills, and Wally Swist a notch over in the Pioneer Valley.I remember Ron Wray, Ted Enslin had good words about. While Peter Dent and Robert Christian (though not in this issue) always sent generous stuff. Never enough Samperi, never enough Bobby Byrd. Phyllis Walsh is the solitary plover herself, learned from Niedecker and stitched into her modest books of poems and her magazine "Hummingbird". Jane Brakhage is now Jane Wodening, and if I had the means I'd publish a heavy tome of her wonderful back land stories to rest down on my lap by the fire.

1989. Arnold, Bob.
"Souvenir". Poems of the Journey by Trains, Car & On Foot Away from New England to the Southwest Highroad & Back.

Printed in January 1989 and is limited to 100 signed handbound copies. Sewn wraps into tall letterpress wraps.

: I thought my travel book of poems "Go West", that Longhouse published and later Coyote Books, did it better. There are some in here that still ring true.

1989. Bathurst, Bill.

One of 200. "Dealing drugs is like most legitimate business: a low and shameful endeavor. And it ain't easy." 8 1/2 x 11 folded sheets into decorative letterpress envelope. Edited by Bob Arnold.

:wow, Bill Bathurst.I called him once on the phone to Chico, California when he was out of prison and home with his parents. His mother answered the phone. I asked for "Bill".She was cordial and left to find him. Maybe I heard a "Billll" called out in the background, or I'm remembering a movie I like. Awhile went by. Then a screen door yawned and smashed shut and there was Bill on the line.It was our only meeting.I loved everything about his pour it strong prose, while the poems had a mystical etch to them.

1989. Corman, Cid. "The Faith of Poetry".

Seven 8 1/2 x 11 illustrated sheets of prose and poetry written by Cid Corman the 14th of January 1989. Includes a short published letter between Cid Corman and Bob Arnold within the text. Printed in 200 numbers, Spring 1989. Folded into a decorative letterpress envelope.

:one of Cid's better essays setting it straight and working at the oral traditions. I've heard of poets gone nuts realizing Cid had tr anslated some Asian master and maybe put his own name on it/ never realizing he would have smiled if it was done vice-versa. In this essay and poems gathering I found Cid using one of my poems and making practical sense about it, as he did with others. I knew carpenters as a boy, real craftsman, like Max Liebech, who had a simple toolbox and was a small guy and wouldn't even think of driving a truck. A car was fine. Freddy Zarek was the same. Both used cloth aprons and spoke like gentlemen. But turn away for awhile and return and they would have built you a city. That was Cid.







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